I was forced to give up on tackling the problem on my own and had to call in for an HVAC technician specialist to come out to take a look at things
I’ve worked for 10 years as an on-call maintenance worker on multiple properties. Essentially, if something breaks or a new building is bought by my boss that needs repairs, I do the necessary work to fix things up. From laying tile to new paint jobs, I’ve done it all. I’m a jack of all trades, but this does mean I lack some of the more technical knowhow studying any specific area in depth would bring. When I got the call a month ago that my boss had a new building for me to go to, I thought it would be a normal job like any other. But, upon arriving, I soon noticed animal droppings in nearly every room from an infestation. An exterminator took care of that easily enough, leaving me to do my work in the building afterwards, but it seemed the rodents had caused permanent damage to the HVAC system. I thought perhaps they had chewed through the wiring in the basement, but I couldn’t see any visible damage to the furnace down there, and the air conditioning wasn’t working properly either. I was forced to give up on tackling the problem on my own and had to call in for an HVAC technician specialist to come out to take a look at things. His assessment noted severe damage in the ductwork that was causing the air to leak out and not effectively maintain the building’s temperature control. I passed the report on to my boss who ordered for the entirely of the HVAC equipment to be replaced to remove the broken parts and any possibility that the rodents had gotten into the rest. It was pricey, but my boss likes to assure he’s offering quality rental properties to his tenants.